OCT 17-18th, 2018 - Health Systems Interventions to Prevent Firearm Injuries and Death: A Workshop

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018, 9am - 4pm Thursday, October 18th, 2018, 9am - 4pm

National Academy of Sciences Building • 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20418

Firearm injuries and death are a serious public health concern in the U.S. They account for tens of thousands of premature deaths of adults and children each year, significantly increase the burden of injury and disability, and are also costly to the healthcare system, accounting for nearly $3 billion in emergency department and inpatient care each year.

Join the Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice in DC on October 17 and 18 for a workshop exploring health systems’ role in preventing firearm injuries and death. Presentations and discussions will feature evidence and best practices by health systems, hospital systems, and health care professionals, including PISC´s own Therese S. Richmond and Joel Fein. They will also examine opportunities for health systems to improve intervention efficacy by working with communities, focusing on primary prevention and future research on health systems interventions.

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